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Uber CEO pledges ‘total reset’ in Germany

Innovationskonferenz DLD in München
Praying for better luck this time round. Source: DPA

Dara Khosrowshahi, the chief executive of ride-hailing service Uber, said the company had made mistakes in Germany, where it has faced legal battles, and planned a fresh start here.

“Our strategy on Germany is a total reset,” he said on stage at DLD Munich, an annual conference of tech elites from Europe and Silicon Valley. It was his first public appearance in Europe since taking over the top job from Uber founder Travis Kalanick last September.

Uber, he said, was working together with cities, authorities and taxi companies in Germany. Asked whether he thought the country was over-regulated, he was diplomatically evasive, but he did say some rules were no longer up to date.

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